Scotland Since 1688 tells the story of the three hundred years since the Act of Union yoked the Scottish to the English.
From Adam Smith to David Hume, from Robert Burns to Sir Walter Scott, this important historical account relates Scotland's triumphs with a survey of the country's greatest thinkers, writers and poets, its soldiers, explorers and emigrant entrepreneurs.It tells of the cities: the rebuilding of the ancient capital of Edinburgh and the phenomenal growth of Glasgow, the teeming industrial city that congested the banks of the Clyde.
Scotland's history has been turbulent and grand, tragic and heroic.Scotland Since 1688is the amazing story of the past that has made Scotland what it is today.